From 1989: New WTVT studios

After the original 1950s-era building became a bit cramped, WTVT moved into new studios in 1989. We took the opportunity to highlight our involvement in the community, which is still an important part of our business.

From 1985: Big 13 'specialists'

A series of spots from 1985 that highlight the different beats that our reporters covered at the time. See if you can recognize some of them -- despite their classic 1980s hair.

From 1985: Hurricane Elena promo

This storm pummeled the west coast of Florida for several days in 1985 before making landfall to the north. Throughout that time, Roy Leep and the rest of the WTVT team were busy with round-the-clock coverage. Some things never change.

From 1985: Big 13 song

Caution: You may need a napkin to wipe the sap from the screen after watching this 1985 promo. Back in the day, that was one stylish living room.

From 1994: Good Day Tampa Bay expands

Sure, it seems like the Good Day team has been helping you start the day forever. But Bill Murphy and Leslie Spencer kicked off the latest version of the show back in 1994.

From 1979: It's a Tradition

One of a series of promos produced in 1979 that highlighted WTVT's experience covering the Tampa Bay area. Take a look at that 1979 set, the old-school yellow graphics, and...those haircuts!

From 1980: Celebrate Big 13

This piece, created for our 25th anniversary, looks at the advances made by both WTVT and the Tampa Bay area during our first quarter-century on the air.

WTVT news opens through the years

The 'open' is the signature element of any TV show, including a newscast. From our simple start back in 1955 to the high-definition open currently in use, it's easy to see the advances in technology just by watching these newscast intros.

From 2014: John Wilson retires

November 26, 2014 is officially 'John Wilson Day' in the city of Tampa, thanks to a proclamation from the mayor. But we here at WTVT will remember it as the day we sent John off into retirement. John is wrapping up a 50-year career in the broadcast television business, including over 30 years here in the Tampa Bay Area.

WTVT's 50th anniversary

Since our start in a converted Greek restaurant in 1955, WTVT has been a pioneer in broadcast television. Here's a look at our first half-century on the air. Former WTVT employee Mike Clark put together this video as part of our 50th anniversary celebration in 2005.